PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
VALCOUR ISLAND TRAIL - AVAILABLE NOW
Made possible by the Lake Champlain Basin Program/Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.
Dedicated CCHA Volunteers Kevin Kelley and Roger Harwood have spent almost 2 years conducting research to tell the little known story of the Valcour Island Camps.
Get your copy at the CCHA Museum, located at 98 Ohio Avenue in Plattsburgh. Please call 518-561-0340 for more information.
Click here to see a pdf version of the Trail Guide
TOWN OF CLINTON EXHIBIT - NOVEMBER 2016 - OCTOBER 2017
Residents of the Town, make it a priority to visit this exhibit in the next few months. It is part of CCHA's I Love Clinton County Exhibition Series.
CCHA staff partnered with Town of Clinton Historian, Diane Lagree and other members of the local community to celebrate the history of the Town of Clinton, New York. The exhibit features rarely-seen photos and artifacts from the Town of Clinton.
Stories include the history of farming, the railroad and much more!
The successful opening was on November 12 - 10am to 3pm
NEXT YEAR'S EXHIBIT WILL BE THE TOWN OF ALTONA
SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR OF THE U. S. OVAL
Over the last few years, we have conducted walking tours around the Oval on the Old Base.
If tour guides are unavailable, you can always download our tour guide and go on your own.
The first page of the guide gives you a map. Starting at No. 1, the Headquarters Building at the south end of the Oval, it brings you around to the north end of the Oval about a half a mile away.
Get page one of the guide here.
Get the second page of the guide, that takes you from the chapel, around the east side of the Oval and down to the Old Stone Barracks and the Regimental Garage, here.
If you have questions, contact 518-561-0340 or
NYS ARCHIVES STUDENT - RESEARCH AWARDS CONTEST
CCHA believes in starting them young, that is why we support this contest.
Three awards are presented each year; one for grades 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. To children whose research includes the use of original documents.
The awards consist of a framed certificate, a cash award, and an invitation to an awards ceremony in Albany.
Examples of historical records include letters, diaries, photographs, board meeting minutes, police and court records, ledgers, census records, deeds, and wills - CCHA has examples of all of these documents available for research and will supply a docent to help you with your project.
You can stop in at our museum at 98 Ohio Avenue on the Old Base or contact us at 518-560-0340 or director@clintoncountyhistorical to see if we have any documents available in your field of research. Then you can make an appointment to return so an a docent can be scheduled to help you.
We are hopeful that many local students will take advantage of this opportunity and we're looking forward to seeing you at the museum.
Click here to register for the contest.